Journalism Intro Week inspiring start for students
Students from both the Bachelor of Communications Studies Journalism major and Postgraduate journalism had a busy first week of semester with the annual Journalism Intro Week. The theme of this year’s week-long experience was public interest journalism – or Journalism with a big ‘J’ - and students were inspired by several high profile guest speakers, including Al Jazeera journalist Briony Sowden, Weekend Herald's editor Miriyana Alexander, and TVNZ reporter Chris Chang.
Students also took part in a mock press conference with representatives of the NZ Police, along with attending practical workshops covering multimedia and mobile journalism tools, verification techniques, and newsgathering practice.
Head of department Helen Sissons says Intro Week 2016 was a great success. “It has inspired students for the year ahead, and given them a taste of just how rewarding a career in journalism can be.”
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Last updated: 08-Apr-2016 4.16pm
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